to the GBC Nursery!
welcome you to our Grace Baptist Nursery page. We would love for you to visit
our church and bring your young children to our nursery. The Bible tells us in
Psalm 127:3 that children are a gift from the Lord. This God-given trust is
vitally important to us at Grace Baptist. Both parents and church volunteers
play an essential and influential role in making God’s love real to these
little ones. Children are recognized as a very special gift. We value each of them
as unique and special, to be cared for and nurtured and shown the love of
provide safe, quiet, and gentle care while taking the opportunity to teach
babies through associations and feelings; feelings that later develop into
concepts and attitudes about God, going to church, and how they should respond
to other people. It is our desire to become an extension of your home,
providing both quality care and a secure environment for your child. Since
Jesus placed such a high emphasis on little children, we feel that we must do
learn how to get involved:
See Nursery Coordinator's email address at the
bottom of this page.
farmer sows the seed which is the Word of God.” Mark 4:14 The nursery is the
foundation of what we try to do here at Grace Baptist in the Children’s
Ministry. We want to minister to and nurture children in the ways of the Lord.
The Lord says that what we do to the least of the brethren, we do it as to Him.
So in giving the best care to the littlest of the flock, we are showing His
care for them. We pray for a prosperous and fruitful walk with the Lord for all
who come under our care. In chapter four of the Gospel of Mark we read
about the parable of the sower. A “sower” is a farmer desiring to produce crops
in his field, but a farmer must sow the seeds in order to produce a crop. In
the nursery we start this process of sowing the seeds. In Mark 4:14 we see that
the seeds are the Word of God. During the first two years of children’s lives,
they learn more and learn faster than at any other time in their lives. For
that reason it is essential to teach them in very simple ways, the basics of
God’s love, care and concern for all His creation. People are His most
treasured creation and all people are special to God. At some time during each
service we try to sit the toddlers together and sing some songs, tell a simple
story and pray. We also have a simple craft or coloring page they can do that
goes with the story. We have snack time, which consists of one of the
following: goldfish crackers, graham
crackers, or cheerios. We only serve water. We do have sippy cups available if your
child does not bring one.
rooms are cleaned after each use, and are checked regularly to be sure that the
floors and surrounding areas are free from hazards. Electrical plugs are
covered. Toys are monitored to be sure that all are safe, in good working order
and age appropriate. Small, submersible toys are sanitized after each service
in our commercial dishwasher. Larger toys and equipment are wiped down with
sanitizing wipes after each service.
bag or backpack with an extra diaper
cup or bottle—labeled with your child’s name
change of clothes in case of an accident
is committed to the safety and security of our children. The check-in process
ensures that each child is registered in their specific room, that any special
needs, allergies, or other concerns are communicated to those caring for your
children, and that a class roster provides a real-time list of the children in
the teacher’s care in the event of an emergency. Parents use computer stations
designed specifically for registering their child in their class and printing
the labels required for both the parent and the child. The process is quick and
easy, whether checking in one child or an entire family.
Check-in: Using their last name or the last 4 digits of their
phone number, parents check in each child to their classroom for one or both
services using the computers located in the children’s building hallway. Three
labels will be printed. Place one of the stickers with your child's name on it on your
child's back. Place the other sticker with your child's name on it in the sign-in
book IN THE LEFT-HAND COLUMN. Please provide the information requested in the box to the right of your sticker so we can reach you if needed. Take the third sticker with you as your claim
check to pick up your child when you return. Whether you are serving in a room
or picking up your child, "No tag, no baby!"
Check-out: When you return to pick up
your child, place the third claim check sticker in the sign-in book IN THE
child exhibits any of the following symptoms, for both the child’s comfort and
the health of all who are in the nursery, we ask that these children are kept
at home if they have: Fever within the previous 24 hours Vomiting and/or
diarrhea within the previous 24 hours Any symptoms of childhood diseases Runny
nose with any colored discharge Sore throat Any unexplained rash Any skin
infection Pink eye and other eye infections Head lice (child should be free of
all nits) Continued cough If a child has allergies which result in a continuous
runny nose, we ask for a note from the doctor stating this. The same is true of
any condition which may appear to be infectious or contagious but is not.
Mother’s Room: This is a room for those mothers who need to nurse
their babies. It is located across from the His Kids Office. This room is comfortable,
convenient, and private.
September 1 we
will be changing the age breakdown for the nursery rooms as follows:
- Room 107 Babies (Under
2 years old) Birth to 23 months
- Room 108 Toddlers (24
to 47 months) Unpotty trained 2 & 3 year olds
3 1/2 will be open as attendance demands in the spring.
- Room 106 Babies (under 1 year old) Birth to 11 months
- Room 107 Toddler 1 (1
year olds) 12 to 23 months
- Room 108 Toddler 2 (2
year olds) 24 to 35 months
- Room 109 Toddler 3 (3
year olds) 36 to 41 months
- Room 104 Toddler 3 ½ (3
1/2 year olds) 42 to 48 months
you’re visiting for the first time or need directions to your child’s room, the
office is located downstairs in B building.
nursery is staffed primarily through Parent Participation. Regular attendees
are scheduled to help in the nursery once a month for one service. We also have
many adult volunteers and youth volunteers who serve in the nursery alongside
the parents in order to help us maintain the ministry standards we have set.
other month you will receive the Nursery Schedule for the next two months via
email. As you can see, it is absolutely
imperative that we have your current email address to make this work! Please
keep us informed if your email changes or if you prefer we use a different one!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any email address updates! The
nursery schedule will also be posted on the GBC website, and we will have paper
copies available at the His Kids office for those who do not have email
available to them or who are unable to open the attachment.
other month you will also receive a questionnaire via email. Please fill the
questionnaire out and email it back - we use them to help us schedule you on
the dates you are available and in the room/service you prefer!
The Parent's Nursery Schedules are now available to download online.
order to maintain a safe and pleasant environment, we have established the
following adult/child ratios:
Babies: 1 helper to every 3 babies
Toddlers: 1 helper to every 4 children
safety reasons, every room must have at least 2 helpers, even if there is only
1 child present. Please ask about our Child Protection Guidelines.
Janie Walker -Nursery Coordinator ext. 142
Debbie Hendricks - Assistant Nursery Coordinator ext. 137
Nursery Office direct line: 296-2046